5 March, 1927 – 31 December, 2020
Peacefully on December 31, 2020, at the HSC Women’s Hospital, Ken passed away with family at his side. Ken is lovingly remembered by his daughter Barb; son Rob (Carolyn); grandchildren Tegan (Emanuel) Somerville Vieira and Chelsea; many nieces, nephews, & extended family wannabees. Ken was born in Winnipeg on March 5, 1927; son of Lee & Myrtle Somerville. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Laura Somerville; his parents; sister & brother-in-law Eleanor (Jim) Hunter; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law Morley (Helen Fahlman) Stevenson, Jay (Bill) Whitwell, & Grace Stevenson; nephew Doug Whitwell; great-niece Sarah Wilkins.
Ken attended school in Union Point, MB, St. Thomas, ON, & graduated from Daniel McIntyre, Cooper Institute & SICA in Winnipeg. Ken’s RIA (now CPA) career began with the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade, McCabe Grain Co., Benjamin Bros. Limited, & he retired from K.A. Powell Canada|Kenwal Ltd.
Ken and Laura enjoyed time spent together whether it was going for drives & walks around Manitoba, playing tennis, Ski-dooing, downhill skiing in the mountains, or going on various cruises & family trips. Mostly they loved time spent with family and close friends; especially time with their adored granddaughters. Ken delighted in our frequent family get-togethers, & took pleasure in family vacations to Vancouver, Banff & Disneyworld. Ken enjoyed life; he was kind, generous, and had a great sense of humour; he was known for his unexpected funny sarcastic comments.
Saying goodbye isn’t easy Dad; you are already greatly missed by your family, and all those whose lives you touched. Love you always.
A special heartfelt thank you to the wonderful WRHA Home Care people that took such great care of Ken. The kindness & support you each provided Dad over the years is deeply appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations in Ken’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation would be appreciated.
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Vivian & Dominic Cantafio
January 14, 2021
Barb, please accept our condolences and our prayers for you and your family.
Losing a father or any parent is very difficult.
We remember meeting your dad several times and enjoyed our talks with him. He was a very nice, smart and pleasant person!
We will keep you in our prayers.
Vivian & Dominic Cantafio
January 8, 2021
I will remember Ken Somerville for his quiet strength, his character and integrity, his kindness and generosity, his dry sense of humour, and for his deep love for his family, which included his beloved kitties
My deepest condolences to Rob and Carolyn, Tegan and Chelsea, Barb, and the rest of Ken's family. May they take comfort in knowing that Ken and Laura are together again.